by Sierra Zwarg

Girls water polo finished with an amazing season. Their overall record, 20-6, is only one of their impressive accomplishments. The girls feel just as much pride for their Prep League record of 12-0. This is the third year in a row that Chadwick finished undefeated in their league and won the title.
For many of the girls the most important game was against Santa Monica, Chadwick’s divisional rival. This was an extremely challenging game for multiple reasons: it was right after winter break, it was an away game, and the Dolphins hadn’t practiced for almost two weeks. This suspenseful game went into overtime, but Chadwick pulled ahead in the end.
Coach Will Didinger said, “It gave us the confidence that we could beat any team in our division on any day.”
He hopes that their confidence will carry on so they can continue to win many more games.
The girls are as much a team outside of the pool as they are in the pool. Will Didinger said, “Everyone, from the seniors all the way down to the new freshman, are really close and friendly. The reason this team is so successful is because they all enjoy playing the sport together and winning as a team.” Although they lack in number of players, they make up for it through teamwork, talent, and determination.
The CIF playoffs are just around the corner, and the team is preparing for what they hope will be a very exciting tournament. “One of our pre-season goals was to make it to the CIF finals, and we are working hard to attain that goal,” says Didinger.